<i>La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul.</i> 2007. USA. Directed by Ela Troyano
  • Refugee

    2003. USA. Spencer Nakasako. 63 min.

  • La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul

    2007. USA. Ela Troyano. 60 min.

Friday, May 14, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Refugee

    2003. USA. Directed by Spencer Nakasako. Emmy Award–winning filmmaker Nakasako (aka. Don Bonus and Kelly Loves Tony), who teaches a video workshop to at-risk Southeast Asian youths in San Francisco and Oakland, follows the reunion of three young Cambodian American men—refugees raised on the mean streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district—with their estranged families back in Cambodia. Their experience, which they capture with handheld video cameras, shocks them. Twenty-four-year-old Mike “Adoe” Siv, who fled with his mother to the United States under the specter of the Khmer Rouge and the Vietnamese invasion of 1979, makes a tentative but bitter rapprochement with his father, who now lives with a new family. Paul is reunited with his older sister, only to discover that she is desperately poor and grateful for the money their mother has sent her from America. 63 min.

  • La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul

    2007. USA. Directed by Ela Troyano. A rebel and innovator, pop singer Lupe Yoli, otherwise known as La Lupe, was renowned for her emotional performance style. The legendary Cuban-born star was also a single mother of two, a survivor of domestic abuse, and a Santera who later became an evangelist Christian speaker. Troyano tells La Lupe’s story through character-driven interviews in first-person anecdotes, in an oral history much like those found in a folk ballad or a bolero. In trying to discover who Lupe was, the film also provides a collective portrait of mid-twentieth-century Latin musical history. 60 min.

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